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Rust is a compiled programming language designed for speed, concurrency, and memory safety. Rust programs can run almost anywhere, from low-power embedded devices to web servers.
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About Rust

pub fn hello() -> &'static str {
    "Hello, World!"
}

Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. It aims to bring modern language design and an advanced type system to systems programming. Rust does not use a garbage collector, using advanced static analysis to provide deterministic drops instead. It accomplishes this via the concept of ownership.

Rust's core and the standard library are intentionally minimal; batteries are not included. Rustaceans are instead encouraged to add libraries, called crates, to the language by sharing them on crates.io.

Rust is most frequently used for applications where speed, performance and stability are essential. The Awesome Rust list collects examples of Rust projects, which include CLI tools, ORMs, operating systems and games. Regardless of what you build in Rust, it will be fast and memory safe!

The home page for Rust is rust-lang.org. Rust has excellent documentation at rust-lang.org/documentation.html. Newcomers should start with "The Book" located at doc.rust-lang.org/book/.

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Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Rust Track mentors

Once you join the Rust language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Alexander Krivács Schrøder Personal Website

After the initial struggles with lifetimes and getting away from thinking in traditional object oriented ways, like inheritance and polymorphism, I fell completely in love with Rust and its community, and would be happy using nothing else for the rest of time.
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Karthik Deepak Natraj https://github.com/karbfg10k

I love Rust and C and use them at my day job in automotive. I work with Embedded software but I'm also reasonably familiar with systems programming as well
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Prateek Kumar https://github.com/prateekkumarweb

I love Rust and JavaScript. Exploring WebAssembly in my free time.
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Brenton Alker https://github.com/tekerson

Rust brings an expressive type-system to low-level perfomance and portability. The WASM support ties in particularly well with web development where I spend most of my time and I'm excited to join others on this learning path.
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Choon-Siang Lai (note (code cslai))

Writes Javascript/ES and Python at work, discovered Rust and find it expressive despite being a system langauge. Would love to contribute back by mentoring.
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Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 92 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Triangle
medium
structs
Scale Generator
medium
enums
from primitive
music theory
to primitive
traits
Palindrome Products
medium
calculation
structs
math
strings
Luhn Trait
medium
higher order functions
iterators
str to digits
traits
Anagram
medium
lifetimes
loops
str vs string
strings
iterators
vectors
Gigasecond
easy
crates
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Rust Track maintainers

The Rust Maintainers are the brains behind the Rust Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
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Oleksii Filonenko

I love Rust for being strict, performant, ergonomic and enjoyable at the same time. After being a mentor for some time, I decided to be a maintainer. Looking forward to it!
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Peter Tseng

"Break glass in case of emergency" maintainer
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Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.

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